Thomas Gazheli

Thomas Gazheli
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    • FIDELIO Opera by Ludwig van Beethoven / Premiere


Thomas Gazheli is a well-known bass-baritone on the international opera and concert stages. Recent operatic highlights include: Klingsor and Wanderer at Teatro Massimo Palermo, Wotan at Teatro Petruzzelli Bari, Alberich in Ring der Nibelungen at the New National Theatre Tokyo, Nationatheatre Prag and Staatstheater Kassel, Don Pizarro at Teatro Maestranza Sevilla, Flying Dutchman at Semperoper Dresden, at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, at Royal Danish Opera Copenhagen, at the Nationalopera Budapest, at the Opera de Montreal, at Staatstheater Wiesbaden, at Greek National Opera Athens, at Michigan Opera Theatre and at NCPA Beijing, Barnaba and Kurwenal at NCPA Beijing, Telramund at Opera de Marseille, Don Estoban (Der Zwerg) at Teatro San Carlo Napoli, Il Prigioniero at Beethoven Festival Bonn and Jochanaan at Oper Graz. Further invitation led him as Don Pizarro at Opera Royal de Wallonie Liege, Prometheus (Die Vögel) in Erl, Orest in Detroit, Alberich at Opera de Oviedo, Alberich, Amfortas, Telramund, Wanderer and Nabucco at Tyrolean Festival Erl, Rigoletto at Saarlaendisches Staatstheater Saarbruecken, Gusmano (Alzira by Verdi) at South Tyrol Festival, Alberich (Das Rheingold) at Oper Leipzig and at the international Festival of Santander, as well at Aalto Theatre Essen, as Don Pizarro at Teatro Regio di Torino, as Telramund at Teatro Massimo Palermo, as Wanderer, Alberich, and Gunther at Teatro Petruzzelli Bari, as Jochanaan at Teatro Verdi Trieste, as Ebn-Chakia at Theater an der Wien, as the 4 Villians (Les Contes d'Hoffman) at Oper Essen and Volksoper Wien, as Gunther at Oper Essen, as Amfortas, Wanderer and all three Alberichs with Mo Gustav Kuhn in Erl, as Papageno at Teatro alla Scala and in Rom, as Guntram at Teatro Massimo Bellini Catania, as Don Giovanni, Guglielmo Tell, Kunrad (Feuersnot by R. Strauss) and Friedrich (Liebesverbot by R. Wagner) at Prinzregententheater Munich, as Lescaut at Oper Frankfurt, as Ford at Oper Bonn, as Monterone at Bavarian State Opera Munich and Oper Frankfurt, as Gianni Schicchi, Peter Besenbinder (Father) in Hänsel und Gretel, Kaspar, Michele, Don Alfonso at Gaertnerplatz Theater Munich, as Amfortas in Breslau, Jochanaan and Amfortas at Oper Wuppertal, Escamillo at Grosses Festspielhaus Salzburg, Barbiere di Siviglia, Papageno and Lescaut (Boulevard Solitude by Henze) at Oper Basel, Wozzeck at Lucerne Festival, as Orest at Teatro Politeama Palermo, as Dr. Panglos/Martin (Candide by L. Bernstein) at Philharmonie Berlin.


Thomas Gazheli was born in Karlsruhe, where he began his musical education as trumpet- and violin player. He studied singing at the Hochschule Frankfurt am Main with Prof. Maclane-Lanier and completed his studies with Prof. Josef Metternich in Munich. During his studies in Frankfurt Donald Runnicles engaged him as a soloist at the Städtische Bühnen Freiburg, followed by engagements at Theater Basel and Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz Munich, where he sang a wide and varied repertoire as a principal baritone.


A live recording as Flying Dutchman at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino under the baton of Fabio Luisi was released with great success in 2020.


In Summer 2020 he took part as Beckmesser in a Selcuk Cara Arthouse Film Production of The Meistersinger by Richard Wagner, which is officially selected for the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival 2021.


Thomas Gazheli is also known as concert singer with a broad concert repertoire - he sang at the Philharmonie Berlin, Musikvereinssaal Vienna, Philharmonie Köln, Musikhalle Hamburg, Brucknerhaus Linz, Liederhalle Stuttgart, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Philharmonie Munich, Herkulessaal and was invited for several seasons to performe with Haydn Orchestra Bolzano.

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